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The Referee (L’arbitro)

This gorgeous-looking but often puzzling film looks at the obsession with football in a remote part of Sardinia. Continue reading

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Amira & Sam

Martin Starr shines in this unlikely tale of an American vet who finds the country he returns home to unsatisfying. Continue reading

The “Tomorrowland” trailer will rock your world

The new movie starring George Clooney and directed by Brad Bird gets a new trailer, and it’s ricidulously awesome. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

The Judge

“The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr. has all the hallmarks of a labor of love, and all the weaknesses. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

Kill the Messenger

This probing look at a journalist personally crushed for his stories about the CIA supporting drug traffickers shows the true nature of investigative reporting. Continue reading

4 yaps

The Good Lie

Though occasionally dipping a toe into maudlin, this tale of Sudanese refugees finding a new life in America is heartfelt, funny and wise. Continue reading

4 yaps

The Skeleton Twins

There are times where a movie is so endearing that it doesn’t really matter what it’s about, whether it has a driving narrative, or even what the plot is. “The Skeleton Twins” is a movie like that, where the leads … Continue reading

4 yaps

The Equalizer

In lesser hands, “The Equalizer” would seem like exploitative dreck. But Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua give us a relatable hero. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

The Boxtrolls

This new stop-motion animation gem is a little bit dark, a little bit daffy and a whole lot British. Continue reading

4 yaps

This Is Where I Leave You

Dysfunction gets the sad-and-funny treatment with “This Is Where I Leave You,” time well spent with a terrific cast. Continue reading

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